The Fix NICS Act (S.2135) has 35 co-sponsors, including Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Md.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)…
(CNS News) President Donald Trump supports a bipartisan bill by Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) that would improve the background check system, the White House said Monday.
“The President spoke to Senator Cornyn on Friday about the bi-partisan bill he and Sen. Murphy introduced to improve Federal Compliance with Criminal Background check Legislation.”
“While discussions are ongoing and revisions are being considered, the President is supportive of efforts to improve the Federal background check system,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said in a statement.
The Fix NICS Act (S.2135), which was introduced in November 2017, has 35 co-sponsors, including Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Md.), Tim Scott (R-S.C.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.).
It penalizes federal agencies who fail to properly report relevant records and incentivizes states to improve their overall reporting. The bill also directs more federal funding to the accurate reporting of domestic violence records, according to a press release by Feinstein’s office.
The Fix NICS Act “requires federal agencies and states to produce NICS implementation plans focused on uploading all information to the background check system showing that a person is prohibited from purchasing or possessing firearms under current law—including measures to verify the accuracy of records.”
It also “holds federal agencies accountable if they fail to upload relevant records to the background check system through public reporting and prohibiting bonus pay for political appointees…”